London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
AN EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS PRAYING LAPWING INLAY
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
With opaque red 'arms' and legs, opaque turquoise head, opaque yellow outline of eye and beak, opaque brown feathered body, with opaque red, yellow, white, and translucent blue wings, in translucent blue matrix
9/16 in. x 3/8 in. (1.4 cm. x 1 cm.)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, 2008, no. 21.
Exhibition catalogue, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, 2008, p. 72, no. 21.
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